Mississippi State University
Janus, J. Mark
Belk, Davy M.
Date of Degree
Graduate Thesis - Open Access
Department of Aerospace Engineering
The main concerns of air travel are the operating costs of general aviation aircraft. Hybrid-electric system design provides a great opportunity for future aircraft models to be environmentally friendly. The Hybrid-electric power propulsion system experienced a growing interest driven by determined targets. Electric technologies have proven promising success to achieve a successful result in the near- and long-term. Combining fuel cells and batteries, this technology can enable a significant reduction in fuel consumption, noise, and emissions. Different types of fuel cells and batteries are proposed and discussed during this work. The Cessna C-172 is a candidate to test the combination of the most promising fuel cells and batteries for a hybridization or complete electrification strategy.
Righi, Hajar, "Hybrid Electric Aircraft" (2016). Theses and Dissertations. 2521.